Library Resources


The Cornell University Library, the Tompkins County Public Library, and a host of public and high school libraries from communities across New York State are pleased to provide information resources and assistance to all participants in the 2005 New Student Reading Project.

Libraries are “answering machines.” If you have any questions about the New Student Reading Project, Chinua Achebe, his novel Things Fall Apart, or other related topics, we can help.

Cornell University Library

To learn more about one of the largest academic research libraries in the United States:

Launch the Cornell University Library Gateway, the Library's homepage, to learn more about the collections and services offered at the 20 individual libraries that collectively comprise the CU Library.

Visit the newly renovated and expanded John Henrik Clarke Africana Library, located within Cornell University's Africana Studies and Research Center. The collections focus on the social and political dimensions of the history and culture of peoples of African ancestry.

Search the Cornell Library Catalog to find over 7 million books, 65,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers, and 100,000 digital resources - including specialized subject databases, electronic journals, and e-books.

An author search will provide over 50 records for materials by Chinua Achebe, including books, films, sound recordings, and e-books.

A subject heading search on Chinua Achebe will yield a variety of materials about the author and his writings, including a biography, an entire encyclopedia devoted to Chinua Achebe, and numerous works of criticism and interpretation. See the bibliography of Further Readings for more information.

Browse our Digital Initiatives at the Library to explore our growing number of Digital Collections, Projects, and Online Exhibitions.

Cornell Access Only Access to materials marked with this symbol requires a Cornell Network ID, which new students will receive over the summer.

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Tompkins County Public Library

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Ithaca Reads Things Fall Apart

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Other High School and Public Libraries

Please contact your high school or local public library for information resources about the Cornell University New Student Reading Project, Chinua Achebe, or Things Fall Apart, that are available in your community.

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